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Cyrano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 05:05 PM
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How can any sane human being not hate conservatives?
They havent been screwing us for just eight years. Theyve been screwing us since long before Saint Ronnie took office in January, 1981. Miserable specimens of humanity who call themselves conservative Republicans have, for at least 80 years, been on the fuck-human-beings side of every issue that any sane person could name.

Today, they have run America into the ground. Theyve destroyed our economy, our jobs, our military, our security and our belief in the good that government can do.

Now that we once again look forward to help from the government -- in the person of President-elect Barack Obama (Jeeez, I never get tired of saying that) -- conservatives are warning us about the disaster hes going to create.

Disaster??? Disaster??? We are currently in the greatest disaster since the Great Depression of the 1930s. And, it was once again brought on by the excesses of an ignorant Republican president backed by extreme wealth and greed.

As much as I hate the emotion we call hatred, I cant help but hate those who brought us to our current state of national and international disaster. And if youre in a forgiving mood, keep in mind that these conservative bastards havent gone away. They never will.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 05:07 PM
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1. It's called "Righteous Anger."
It's what Jesus felt toward the money-changers on the Temple steps.

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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 05:10 PM
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2. Hate?
Let's get past "hating" people with misbegotten concepts of "conservatism." The people you're talking about aren't true conservatives, and their stances would make real conservatives faint.

But, hate?

Please. Yank it back a little. We don't need more hate in this world.
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 05:14 PM
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3. Ah. The monthly "You Should Hate All Conservatives" thread.
I do enjoy them so. Lots of vitriol, blanket insults, mindless generalities.

You do recognize that the Free Republic runs parallel threads about hating liberals...
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EOTE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 05:51 PM
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10. The difference is that we're right and they're wrong.
Unless you happen to think that the past 8 years have gone swimmingly?
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-08 11:55 AM
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17. The difference with the freepers
is that they stuff they hate us for is all made up -- they invent crap and then "hate" us for it. Most of what they accuse us of doing or wanting to do just isn't true.

As the basis for our disgust with the so-called conservatives, we have a looted treasury, a crumbling infrastructure, millions of hungry people, tens of millions with no health care, and hundreds of thousands of dead bodies.

That's the difference.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-08 01:48 PM
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24. also we apparently hate conservatives only monthly
they hate liberals in response to virtually every thread.

e.g.:

sample original freeper post:

britney spears is in the news again

typical response:

FUcKING LIBRULZ!!!!11!!!1!!!!!!111
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 05:16 PM
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4. I have several conservative friends
We've had some very interesting discussions. Not to mention, outside of politics, we have a lot of fun.

I try not to hate. It's bad karma.
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 06:12 PM
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15. Its hard not to hate bigots, racists and supporters of a war criminal
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HowHasItComeToThis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 05:17 PM
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5. HATE THE MEAN SCREAM MEDIA AND FCC
THEY HAVE NO LIFE BUT ONLY FOLLOW THE SCREAMERS SUCH AS LIMPBALLS
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 05:19 PM
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6. I agree with Tangerine LaBamBa, the corrupted ones in power
aren't truly conservative but they use hatred as fuel to divide and conquer the American People.

The corrupted ones have no choice but use offense as they have no defense for their actions.

I believe the key to success is to remain united in spite of the emotional, Machiavellian, tornadic winds trying to rip us apart, by remembering your humanity and continually walking in other's shoes, whether you like them or not.

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Cyrano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 05:35 PM
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8. As I said in the OP, I hate the emotion of hatred.
Edited on Tue Nov-25-08 05:38 PM by Cyrano
I don't sit around wallowing in hatred. I have spent most of my life trying to understand the "other guy's" point of view.

But we are not really talking about "the other (sane) guy." We're talking about people who still believe in "leaders" who have committed war crimes, condoned torture, said "fuck you" to the jobs of millions of Americans, told the other countries of the world that their opinions don't matter, and have shredded the Constitution of the United States of America.

At what point does a scowl of disapproval end and righteous hatred begin?
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 05:48 PM
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9. I believe that in the title of your O.P.
Edited on Tue Nov-25-08 05:59 PM by Uncle Joe
"conservatives" seems to be a broad category of political thought.

I try to separate the people many of whom for various reasons are incapable of knowing better from those who do.

My own personal belief is, that in the age of consolidated one way communication ie; radio, and television, many of these people have in fact been brainwashed.

They're simply not given all the truth or they're fed outright lies and if you've been successfully brainwashed, you don't know you're brainwashed.


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Cyrano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 06:08 PM
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13. You're right, Uncle Joe, about not knowing if you've been brainwashed.
My own reference point here is both versions of the film "The Manchurian Candidate."

Not knowing that you've been brainwashed doesn't make you any less dangerous.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 06:13 PM
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16. I agree with that, Cyrano
but it might mitigate to some degree feelings of hatred toward that subject.

"Not knowing that you've been brainwashed doesn't make you any less dangerous."

Peace to you,

Joe
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Doc_Technical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 05:28 PM
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7. I don't hate neo-conservative politicians,
but I dispise the dim-witted, ignorant, selfish,
cruel, racist, pond scum who vote for them.
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AndrewP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 05:53 PM
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11. I agree 100%
I just ran into a mouth breather today who was worried what Obama was going to do to the community!

What the fuck is wrong with these people? :puke:
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 05:53 PM
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12. I have friends and family members who are closer to conservatives than liberals
and I love every one of them.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 06:10 PM
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14. My Answer To Your Question: I Don't Know
They deserve every bit of vitriol i can muster.
The Professor
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-08 12:35 PM
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18. Since Reagan? Try since the beginning of time. I'm thinking of the Good Samaritan.
And it's not just confined to Republicans, nor even conservatives. Remember, many people walked past that man in need before someone stopped and helped.

Whether you're an atheist or not, we are the modern day Christians. We are trying to bring the human race together. To bring caring and helping.

IF this were a perfect world, then the conservative view might work. People would have access to everything they need. And they actually could pull themselves up by their own bootstraps. It is not a perfect world. People are sick, poor, and in need of help from others. When you see someone in need, you can't just walk by.


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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-08 12:58 PM
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19. The problem is that "conservatives" have not been conservative.
They do not want to conserve the environment, the economy, the future or very much of anything I can think of (Wait a minute - they want to conserve the zygote, and the embryo, but not the human being.)
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-08 01:19 PM
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20. Mark Shields said it best.
"Conservatives are people who agree with liberal policies twenty years after they are enacted."

Conservatives are now and always have been wrong on nearly every important issue that America has ever faced. The list of things about which they have been wrong is too long to print. It's frustrating that people seem unable to add 2 and 2 and figure out that they should not vote for conservatives.

The United States is a LIBERAL Country.

:dem:

-Laelth
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-08 01:21 PM
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21. Actively hating people is a waste of energy, and can make you insane
That's what I believe.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-08 01:47 PM
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23. I don't know about insane but it is a waste of energy.
It certainly doesn't solve anything.
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Duppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-08 01:38 PM
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22. I'm with you 100% too
And I think my outrage is justifiable. What's the adage? If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention. It's true.

But it's also true, as someone pointed out above, that not all conservatives are neocons, but most of them lack the degree of compassion and empathy that we libs have.


Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Cyrano.



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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-08 01:55 PM
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25. At the beginning of time humanity's ancestors descended from the trees & made a life on the savanna.
Those that stayed behind were conservatives.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-08 01:56 PM
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26. I don't hate. And I certainly don't hate "conservatives" when "neo-conservatives" are the problem.nt
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dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-08 01:59 PM
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27. I'm sane, therefore I HATE.
repubes
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-08 03:29 PM
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28. i think sane people will naturally hate conservatives.
conservatives have proven themselves to be garbage.

and whiny cowards.
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-08 03:36 PM
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29. they're anti-environment
even if they say they care they still vote against the entire world. They care more about their car or some selfish bullshit like that :eyes: They are pure evil.
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-08 03:37 PM
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30. Label wars, another front of the class war.
Democrat, Republik, conservative, liberal, neo-con, progressive, minority, majority, hyphenated-American, pro-life, pro-choice, hawk, dove, and on and on and on.

All distractions from the only distinction that matters.


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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-08 03:44 PM
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31. Hate only leads to more hate.
I do what devout Buddhists do when they wronged, I pity them, not hate them.
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Duppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-08 05:22 PM
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32. Denying an emotion leads to dysfunction
We've a right to our feelings, as any health care professional would say.

Most, not all, but most conservatives are void of compassion.

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smitty Donating Member (580 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-08 05:54 PM
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33. We need to revive Orwell's Two Minutes Hate.
Vent out feelings and get on with our lives.
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